Improv 250: Long Stories Are Just A Series of Short Stories

It can be daunting complete something large. (long form improv, a novel, heck even a short improv) Like the saying goes: How do you eat an elephant? One small bite at a time. With larger projects consider each small moment a small story in and of itself. The basic plot of any story I can … Read more Improv 250: Long Stories Are Just A Series of Short Stories

 

250 Improv: From Xylophone to X-Ray Technician

Here’s a fun little exercise for people who are resistant to “performing”. (Credit goes to Carrie Masse for noticing this.)  Have people pair up. Have one explain what a xylophone is to the other. Then have the second one explain what a trombone is. Most people will mime out the action of playing the instrument. … Read more 250 Improv: From Xylophone to X-Ray Technician

 

250 Improv: The Terrible Beauty

I’ve been performing live on stage for 25 + years. Literally thousands of shows for thousands upon thousands of people. But, there are only a few videos of me performing. And those are rarely, if ever, watched. When I have watched them I’m always disappointed. There’s something basically wrong about capturing a temporary moment this … Read more 250 Improv: The Terrible Beauty

 

250 Improv: Passion, Precision and Enthusiasm

A friend of mine said he couldn’t dance. Nonsense. Everyone can dance. Qualifying it he said “I’m a bad dancer.” The optimist in me gets annoyed when someone says they’re “bad” at something. Why not say, “I’m not very good at that thing.”? Or better, “I’m not good at that, yet.” If there’s a scale … Read more 250 Improv: Passion, Precision and Enthusiasm